Remembrances of the War and the Bomb
JAMA. 1983 Aug 5; 250(5): 618-619.
Takemi, former president of the Japan Medical Association and a student of nuclear physics in 1945, briefly recounts his role in the events subsequent to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. He now believes that the atomic bomb saved Japan from the military's plan to sacrifice the entire nation rather than surrender. Takemi concludes by urging Japanese and American physicians to join together to prevent the use of nuclear weapons. (KIE abstract)